Tennis Anyone?

I was always very active. I loved moving and played a wide variety of sports. Tennis is one sport I didn’t learn until I was in my 40’s. I took a beginner course at our neighbourhood club, where they taught with the latest methods: smaller courts and slower tennis balls. I was amazed that by the end of the course I was able to return the ball in bounds fairly consistently.

Tennis was fun and good exercise. I enjoyed playing regularly, often with our former neighbour Cynthia, and my skills continued to improve. Until lung cancer.

I was determined to play again, but I really haven’t been up for it. The combination of reduced health along with nerve damage (from chemo) to my feet make it challenging to stay upright. Last week, on holidays with good friends, we all went out to play a bit of doubles tennis. I can’t say I played well, but my family and friends were gentle with me! I had a great time and did much better than I thought I would.

What do you wish you had learned at a younger age? What do you feel like you can’t do anymore? Maybe it’s not too late. Why not give it a try?

Here are a few action shots my husband took last week:

Jill tennis 2018

Jill tennis 2018 cottage

Jill tennis doubles 2018

Jill tennis postplay 2018

My cancer meds make my skin very sun-sensitive!


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